One more arrested for Hunsur students' murder

The Central Crime Branch officers have arrested another person in connection with the sensational case of abduction and murder of two Hunsur students in Mysore in June this year. The suspect is Mirza Tanveer Baig, 28, a resident of Post Office Road, Club Road, Hunsur.

Gathering credible information, a police team left for Pune and arrested Tanveer from Jamia Masjid at Pimpri on December 26. Police in mufti were waiting for the prime suspect Naveed and Baig to come out of the masjid after prayers. Naveed noticed the plainclothes cops as he approached the main gate of the mosque. He rushed back, scaled a mosque wall and escaped. However, Baig walked right into the police net.

Baig was allegedly involved in a murder case in 2009.  The court remanded him in police custody till January 5, said an officer. Tanveer is the twelfth person to be arrested in the students’ murder case. Five are still at large, said the CCB police.

The suspects allegedly abducted Sudheendra and Vignesh, both BBM students of Mahajan College Mysore, on June 8, 2011. They allegedly abducted them for a Rs five-crore ransom.

But they decided to murder them once they realised they might not get the ransom and fearing consequences if their names became public. The suspects forced the two students to swallow sleeping tablets, then stabbed and hanged them. Before fleeing, they dumped the bodies near Chikkaballapur.

Investigations revealed the involvement of 17 members of Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD). Police arrested six people on June 26. They were Adil Pasha, Syed Ameen, Shabbir-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Kousar, Ataullah Khan and Safeer Ahmed. The police took Shafeer Ahmed into custody on June 7 and Khaleed Ahmed, Mohammad Hussein and Gause Khan on July 9. Later, Soheb and Syed Shaheeb were arrested.

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